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Rebatching Soap

One thing is for sure, it irritates me to no end that all bar soaps fall apart when there’s still plenty of soap crying to be used. Unfortunately at this point they become unusable.  So…I save my soap pieces and when I have enough to make at least couple of bars I rebatch them.

Here’s how I do it.

P1000894 Various pieces of soaps I’ve been saving.

P1000895 I found an old copper pot at Goodwill, that I use only for this purpose. I broke the soap into smaller pieces and put them in the pot with water on very low heat. (Don’t leave the pot while it’s cooking, it will become very hot and thicken quit quickly!!!) The soap pieces can also be shaved using a hand grater or a food processor, which will give the rebatched soap a finer consistency. Using bigger pieces of soap make the new bars a little more rustic.

P1000897 Continue adding water and stirring (I found a wooden spoon works best) until you get the consistency of thick mashed potatoes. You can also take this opportunity to add a touch of food coloring and/or essential oils for fragrance. (Essential oils can be found at most any craft store).

P1000896 I spray the molds with a little canola oil so the soap comes out easier when set.

P1000898 When your filling the molds smash the soap down with the back of the wooden spoon, pushing out any air bubbles. I put mine in the freezer for a couple of hours to help them set up quicker.

P1000904 Lastly, they’re removed from their molds and left to dry out. It will take about 3 weeks for them to be ready to use.

I know this seems like a lot of work. But to me it’s more about recycling and not wasting.

Happy soap making~Bam

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I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

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